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How to Remove Period Stains from a Mattress: Full Breakdown

Period stains on a mattress can be frustrating and embarrassing but there really is no need to be.

However, we fully understand that you would rather do this one yourself which is why we have created this full guide on how to remove period blood stains from your mattress.

There are a lot of different stains that can plague your mattress such as urine stains.

Accidents happen, and with the right approach, it is possible to effectively remove period stains and restore your mattress to its clean and fresh state.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to remove period stains from a mattress, ensuring a hygienic and stain-free sleep environment.

How To Get A Period Stain Out Of Your Mattress

To get a period blood stain out of your mattress, you need hydrogen peroxide and an enzyme based cleaner. In this article, we explain how to put those two things together in practice.

Steps For Period Removal:

Act Quickly

When it comes to removing period stains from a mattress, acting quickly is key. The sooner you can address the stain, the easier it will be to remove it.

Gather the Necessary Supplies

Before you begin the stain removal process, gather the following supplies:

  1. Cold water

  2. Hydrogen peroxide

  3. Liquid dish soap

  4. Baking soda

  5. Clean towels or rags

  6. Spray bottle

  7. Enzyme-based cleaner (optional)

Blot the Stain

Start by blotting the period stain with a clean towel or rag. Do not rub the stain, as this can push it deeper into the mattress fibres.

Use Cold Water

Dampen a clean cloth with cold water and continue blotting the stain. Cold water helps prevent the stain from setting further.

Create a Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

In a spray bottle, combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and cold water. Hydrogen peroxide is effective in breaking down organic stains, such as period blood.

Spray the Solution

Spray the hydrogen peroxide solution generously onto the period stain. Ensure that the stain is thoroughly saturated with the solution.

You can even use a carpet brush to work the peroxide solution in which will penetrate the mattress fibres in more deeply.

Blot the Stain Again

Using a clean towel or rag, gently blot the stain, applying slight pressure to absorb as much moisture as possible. Continue blotting until the stain starts to lighten.

Create a Cleaning Solution

In a separate bowl, mix a small amount of liquid dish soap with cold water to create a soapy solution.

Apply the Soapy Solution

Dip a clean cloth or sponge into the soapy solution and gently blot the stain. Work the solution into the stain, focusing on the affected area.

Blot and Rinse

After applying the soapy solution, blot the stain again with a clean towel or rag to remove excess moisture.

Then, dampen a clean cloth with cold water and gently blot the area to rinse away any remaining cleaning solution.

Use Baking Soda

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda directly onto the damp stain. Baking soda helps absorb odours and further lifts the stain.

Let it Sit

Allow the baking soda to sit on the stain for several hours or overnight. This will give it time to absorb any remaining moisture and neutralize odours.

Vacuum the Mattress

Once the baking soda has had time to work, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to remove the baking soda residue from the mattress surface. This will leave your mattress fresh and clean.

Enzyme-Based Cleaner

If the stain persists or if there is still an odor, you can consider using an enzyme-based cleaner specifically designed for removing organic stains. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for best results.

Prevention Tips

To prevent future period stains on your mattress, consider using a waterproof mattress cover or a mattress protector.

These protective layers create a barrier between your body and the mattress, minimizing the risk of stains and making clean-up easier.


Removing period stains from a mattress may seem challenging, but with the right approach and prompt action, it is possible to effectively eliminate the stains and restore your mattress to a

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